Recently, Bryan McArdle, Manager of Entrepreneurial Development at EDAWN, went to the Techstars America Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio. The conference gathered organizers from around the world to share best practices on building entrepreneurial communities, as well as over 1,000 Techstars company founders and team members, mentors, and Techstars staff. You can read Bryan’s full blog here.

The Conscious Capitalism Northern Nevada Chapter held its launch party on November 2nd. The event featured Alexander McCobin, Co-CEO of Conscious Capitalism Inc., along with a panel of local leaders and over 75 attendees. The organization exists to elevate humanity by changing the way business is practiced and perceived. Locally the chapter will provide education and resources to help companies and organizations practice the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. Let the chapter know what you need by completing its stakeholder survey HERE. 

Today, we welcomed Robert Goldberg to the EDAWN Board as an entrepreneurial representative! Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur, technology leader and investor with more than 30 years of experience building companies from early-stage startups to established and publicly traded enterprises. Robert is a partner at GTG Capital Partners, a Venture Partner at Raptor Ventures, an early stage venture and private equity investor and Coral Group a multi-stage private venture investment firm. You can read Robert’s full bio here.

If you are planning on seeking capital for business (whether a start-up or established company) soon – or know someone who will be, we encourage you to attend this Fundraising Boot Camp December 15th, 2016. You can register by clicking here. There is a maximum of 12 participants, so sign up sooner than later; the early-bird rate expires after November 28th!

Startup Company of the Month

Coalition Snow is the world’s first company specializing in exceptional equipment designed by women, for women. Their mission is to put an end to the “shrink it and pink it” paradigm that has plagued the snow sports industry for far too long. Simply stated, Coalition Snow make women’s skis and snowboards that don’t suck. Coalition Snow won the 2015 Annual Governor’s Conference on Business with this provocative pitch!

Since then, Coalition Snow has secured an athlete endorsement from Olympic and X-Games skier Roz Groenewoud , who skis on her Coalition Snow halfpipe pro model. They joined the Fennmore Craig Venture Accelerator Program, received notable press in USA Today, and won a Skiing Magazine award for their Abyss Powder Ski . Coalition Snow also established distribution in REI, the nation’s largest outdoor retail chain. Coalition Snow is gearing up for winter and is encouraging women and men alike to get involved with their movement by checking out their Fundable campaign and entering to win a pair of skis or a snowboard!

Entrepreneurial Events

Startup Weekend Reno

Friday, Nov. 18th beginning 6:30pm – ending Sunday, Nov. 20th at 7:30pm 

Greater Nevada Field – 250 Lounge & Patio – 250 Evans St., Reno, NV

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Bring an idea, a talented friend or potential co-founder, or just yourself and spend the next 54 hours building a business model, coding, designing, and validating your business idea! Register HERE for Startup Weekend!

There are several entrepreneurial events happening throughout the region! For a full calendar list, and to list your event, check-out Reno Startup Digest.

1 Million Cups – Every Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Swill Coffee and Wine. We are always looking for startups and ventures to present, view past presentations to get an idea of the format, and contact the 1MC team to sign-up!

Investor of the Week

Nationally recognized, award winning home building, commercial and development company in Nevada over 38 years. Damonte Ranch Master Developer and Nevada’s first certified Home Innovation Green Homebuilder.